Open Access
Four Bridges
Premiere of a New Sound Work at Montalvo

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This event is presented as part of Montalvo Arts Center’s program series, Open Access—your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events. It also has a virtual presence as an online blog and archive. Find out more at blog.montalvoarts.org.
This event is presented as part of Montalvo Arts Center’s program series, Open Access—your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events. It also has a virtual presence as an online blog and archive. Find out more at blog.montalvoarts.org.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2 p.m.

TICKET PRICES : General: $10. Students: $5.
Free for Montalvo members: Call 408-961-5849 or email Chris Wilcox to RSVP.

VENUE: Historic Villa

Join us for the premiere of Four Bridges, a newly commissioned soundwork by US-based Lucas Artists Composer Fellow Howard Hersh!

Listeners are invited take a sonic journey that leads them through Montalvo’s redwood canyons into oak-lined meadows. As they walk they will be immersed in sounds that include instrumental music, the voices and tinkling laughter of a children’s choir, field recordings and audio clips from archival sources, and readings of poetry and prose.

Describing his new work, composer Howard Hersh states, “Four Bridges celebrates the beauty, mystery and magic of the forest. Through its music and texts, I hope to create a sonic portrait of the powerful ties that bind humanity to the forest, and the mythology through which these bonds are expressed. The woods enrich and nurture us with their enduring presence; they are also the eternal observers that absorb and reflect the tragedies of our own dark tales. This immersive sonic journey does not dwell on darkness, however; It is infused with the innocent laughter of the child fairies and a lightness that promises redemption and joy.”

The premiere of Four Bridges dwill begin at Montalvo’s historic Villa with a reception and live performance by Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley. Guests will then be invited on a half an hour hike through Montalvo’s forest to experience this newly commissioned sound work. 

Four Bridges is designed to be experienced by visitors over the earbuds of their smart phones, through the online app Detour. Listening devices will be provided for guests who do not have access to this technology. Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking. Listening options for guests who are mobility impaired will also be provided.

Open Access is your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program series is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events.

• Free On-Site Parking.




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Service fees may apply and are non-refundable.
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